Latest Updates

"Saraha's Current Glasses.JPG
February 9, 2016
In 2015, with support of The New York Community Trust, HKI introduced a new version our ChildSight model provide New York City's homeless youth with much needed vision health services.
nepal 4.jpg
January 29, 2016
HKI's Elizabeth Zehner, project director for the ARCH child feeding research project, weighs in on The Lancet breastfeeding series with "Spotlight on infant formula: coordinated global action needed."
sweet potato
January 25, 2016
When Helen Keller International first introduced orange sweet potatoes into Nepal, the Nepali people were skeptical. While Nepali families do eat white-fleshed sweet potatoes, the orange variety was new to them. HKI, however, managed to change their minds. “[We] were able to demonstrate how quickly...
January 25, 2016
Revina Francis is a young single mother living in a small fishing village on Ukerewe Island in northwest Tanzania. She proudly maintains a plot of vitamin A-rich orange sweet potatoes, spinach and other leafy green vegetables. But it hasn’t always been easy. Just three years ago, she found herself...
December 30, 2015
When Sahr Gando, a miner and farmer living in Sierra Leone’s Kono District, contracted schistosomiasis, he found himself unable to work, due to the severe abdominal pain and other debilitating symptoms, and unable to support his family. Schistosomiasis, or snail fever, is a neglected tropical...
DSC_0054 (1).jpg
December 14, 2015
New York Times personal health columnist Jane Brody features Helen Keller International's ChildSight® program in her latest "Well" blog.
Carla Hall and a young man who just selected his new frames.JPG
December 9, 2015
On Monday, December 7, 2015, The Chew’s Carla Hall visited HKI's ChildSight program at Covenant House in NYC where she helped homeless youth select frames for their new eyeglasses.
December 7, 2015
On Tuesday, December 1 — Giving Tuesday 2015 — Helen Keller International hosted a FRIENDraiser at SideBAR in New York City.
November 24, 2015
First there was the frenzy of Black Friday. Then local mom-and-pop stores made their claim on holiday shoppers with Small Business Saturday. And as online retail exploded, Cyber Monday deals started popping up, claiming another slice of consumers' gift budgets. But it wasn't until 2012 that Giving...